Help identifying mysterious Linn Sondek

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  1. Jonsheaf

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    Hello all, I'm new to this forum, having rejoined after a few years away.
    I'm having some trouble trying to identify a Linn turntable left to me, admittedly I want to be able to identify it to possibly sell. It appears to be a conventional Sondek LP12 although the plinth is plain not ribbed and there is no serial no. plate on it whatsoever, almost like it could have been kit built if that's possible?
    I will try to get some photos together and upload them as I realise it's essential!

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    Here are the pics.
    I have lifted the platter and found an Ariston Audio serial plate. (does that make it circa 1973?)
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    Sorry, it's not a Linn Sondek at all. It's an Ariston rd11 turntable which was a copy of a Linn.

    It took identical arm boards so someone has just fitted a Linn board
     
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    I could be opening a can of worms but the original Ariston RD11 predates the lp12. There are lots of later RD11s though which weren't as good in my opinion, and this is most likely one of them

    Have a look at. Linn Products - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     

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